Membrane Properties: Neurotransmitters/neuromodulators

This inventory gives a complete overview of the main types of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators that have been identified. Supporting data to fill the tables is still being added. The list of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators for NeuronDB is a subset of this inventory. The inventory is based on Alexander & Peters (2000)

List of receptors (alphabetical)

Reorder by the 1st letter of receptor
Reorder by the 1st letter of neurotransmitter / neuromodulator name

5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin)5-Hydroxytryptamine receptors
serotonin (5-HT)5-Hydroxytryptamine receptors
AcetylcholineAcetylcholine receptors, muscarinic
AcetylcholineAcetylcholine receptors, nicotinic
AdenosineAdenosine receptors
adrenalineAdrenoceptors , alpha
epinephrineAdrenoceptors , alpha
epinephrineAdrenoceptors ,beta
adrenalineAdrenoceptors, beta
Angiotensin II (Ang II)Angiotensin receptors
Angiotensin III (Ang III)Angiotensin receptors
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)Atrial natriuretic peptide receptors
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)Atrial natriuretic peptide receptors
type C-natriuretic peptide (CNP)Atrial natriuretic peptide receptors
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP)Bombesin receptors
neuromedin B (NMB)Bombesin receptors
Bradykinin (BK)Bradykinin receptors
Calcitonin,Calcitonin, amylin, CGRP and adrenomedullin receptors
amylinCalcitonin, amylin, CGRP and adrenomedullin receptors
CGRPCalcitonin, amylin, CGRP and adrenomedullin receptors
adrenomedullinCalcitonin, amylin, CGRP and adrenomedullin receptors
CannabinoidsCannabinoid receptors
CC ChemokinesChemokine receptors, CC
CXC ChemokinesChemokine receptors, CC
CX3C ChemokinesChemokine receptors, CC
CC ChemokinesChemokine receptors, CX3C
CXC ChemokinesChemokine receptors, CX3C
CX3C ChemokinesChemokine receptors, CX3C
C3aChemotactic peptide receptors
C5aChemotactic peptide receptors
Cholecystokinin-4 (CCK-4)Cholecystokinin and gastrin receptors
Cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8)Cholecystokinin and gastrin receptors
Cholecystokinin-33 (CCK-33)Cholecystokinin and gastrin receptors
gastrinCholecystokinin and gastrin receptors
Carbon monoxide (CO) CO receptors ?
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) aka CRHCorticotropin-releasing factor rceptors
Corticotropin-releasing hormone(CRH) aka CRFCorticotropin-releasing factor rceptors
urocortinCorticotropin-releasing factor rceptors
DopamineDopamine receptors
Endothelin-1 (ET-1)Endothelin receptors
Endothelin-2 (ET-2)Endothelin receptors
Endothelin-3 (ET-3)Endothelin receptors
GABAGABA receptors
Galanin and galanin-like peptides (GALP)Galanin receptors
GlutamateGlutamate receptors, Ionotropic
GlutamateGlutamate receptors, Metabotropic
L-aspartateGlutamate receptors, Metabotropic
alanine, betaglycine receptors
taurineglycine receptors
GlycineGlycine receptors
Glycoprotein hormones: FSH, LH,CG,TSHGlycoprotein hormone receptors
follitropin, follicle-stimulating hormone, FSHGlycoprotein hormone receptors
Lutriopin, Luteinizing hormone, LHGlycoprotein hormone receptors
choriogonadotropin, chorionic gonadotropin, CGGlycoprotein hormone receptors
thyrotropin, thyroid-stimulation hormone, TSHGlycoprotein hormone receptors
HistamineHistamine receptors
Ins(1,4,5)P3(IP3)Ins(1,4,5)P3(IP3) receptors
cytosolic CaIns(1,4,5)P3(IP3) receptors
cytosolic ATP.Ins(1,4,5)P3(IP3) receptors
Leukotriene (LT) B4Leukotriene receptors
Leukotriene (LT) LTC4Leukotriene receptors
Leukotriene (LT) LTD4Leukotriene receptors
Leukotriene (LT) LTE4Leukotriene receptors
Sphingosine-1-phosphate(S1P)Lysophospholipid receptors
sphingosylphosphorylcholine(SPC)Lysophospholipid receptors
lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)Lysophospholipid receptors
Melanocortin (MSH)Melanocortin receptors
adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH)Melanocortin receptors
Melatonin (MLT)Melatonin receptors
N-acetylserotoninMelatonin receptors
Neuropeptide Y (NPY)Neuropeptide Y receptors
pancreatic polypeptide (PP)Neuropeptide Y receptors
peptide YY (PYY)Neuropeptide Y receptors
NeurotensinNeurotensin receptors
Neurotrophin (NT)Neurotrophin receptors
Nerve growth factor (NGF)Neurotrophin receptors
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)Neurotrophin receptors
Nitric oxide (NO) NO receptors (sGC, soluble guanylate cyclase?)
enkephalin (leu)Opioid and opioid-like receptors
enkephalin (met)Opioid and opioid-like receptors
b-endorphinOpioid and opioid-like receptors
a-neo-dynorphinOpioid and opioid-like receptors
dynorphin A (dyn A)Opioid and opioid-like receptors
dynorphin B (dyn B)Opioid and opioid-like receptors
2-MeSATPP2X receptors (transmitter-gated channels)
ATPP2Y receptors (G-protein-coupled)
UTPP2Y receptors (G-protein-coupled)
ADPP2Y receptors (G-protein-coupled)
UDPP2Y receptors (G-protein-coupled)
Ap3AP2Y receptors (G-protein-coupled)
Ap4AP2Y receptors (G-protein-coupled)
Ap5AP2Y receptors (G-protein-coupled)
Peroxisome proliferator : e.g. hypolipidaemic drugs, fatty acids . Peroxisome proliferator activated receptors
hypolipidaemic drugsPeroxisome proliferator activated receptors
fatty acids .Peroxisome proliferator activated receptors
Prostaglandin (PG)Prostanoid receptors
Prostaglandin (PG) DProstanoid receptors
Prostaglandin (PG) EProstanoid receptors
Prostaglandin (PG) FProstanoid receptors
Prostaglandin (PG) HProstanoid receptors
ProstacyclinProstanoid receptors
thromboxane A2Prostanoid receptors
thrombinProtease-activated receptors
Cytosolic CaRyanodine receptors
cytosolic ATPRyanodine receptors
luminal CaRyanodine receptors
CaM KinaseRyanodine receptors
PKARyanodine receptors
Ryanodine: pharmacological activatorsRyanodine receptors
Caffeine: pharmacological activatorsRyanodine receptors
Suramin: pharmacological activatorsRyanodine receptors
Somatostatin-14 (SRIF-14)Somatostatin receptors
Somatostatin-28 ( SRIF-28)Somatostatin receptors
cortistatin (CST-14)Somatostatin receptors
Steroid hormones: 5a-Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) aldosterone cortisol cortisosterone testosteroneSteroid hormone receptors
5a-Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)Steroid hormone receptors
aldosteroneSteroid hormone receptors
cortisolSteroid hormone receptors
cortisosteroneSteroid hormone receptors
testosteroneSteroid hormone receptors
Substance P (SP)Tachykinin receptors
neurokinin A (NKA)Tachykinin receptors
neurokinin BTachykinin receptors
neuropeptide KTachykinin receptors
neuropeptide gTachykinin receptors
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) Thyrotropin-releasing hormone receptors
Vasoactive intentinal peptide (VIP)Vasoactive intentinal peptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide receptors
pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP)Vasoactive intentinal peptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide receptors
peptide histidine isoleucineamide (PHI),Vasoactive intentinal peptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide receptors
peptide histidine methionineamide (PHM),Vasoactive intentinal peptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide receptors
peptide histidine valineVasoactive intentinal peptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide receptors
growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF)Vasoactive intentinal peptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide receptors
Arginine Vasopressin (VP)Vasopressin and oxytocin receptors
oxytocin (OT)Vasopressin and oxytocin receptors


Alexander, S.P.H. and Peters, J.A. (2000) Receptor and Ion Channel Nomenclature Supplement. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences